Teen Hospitalized After Flipping Corvette

Passenger Walks Away With No Injuries

POSTED: 2:44 pm PDT September 30, 2008
UPDATED: 3:13 pm PDT September 30, 2008

COLTON, Ore.
-- A teen was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after flipping his Corvette several times Tuesday morning, deputies said.

Detectives are investigating what caused a red 1991 Chevrolet Corvette driven by Brandon Shauvin, 16, to flip several times at about 8 a.m. at 31158 South Wall St.

Witnesses told deputies that the Corvette became airborne before rolling several times, coming to a rest upside down just south of Oswalt Street, Detective Jim Strovink said.

Shauvin suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his scalp and hand; he was treated at the scene before being airlifted by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Strovink said.

The passenger, Jefferson Stephens, 17, of Molalla, was cut out of his seat belt by witnesses, got out of the vehicle on his own and didn't need any medical attention, Strovink said.

Investigators said both teens were wearing their seat belts, which greatly contributed to saving their lives.

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